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Address to the Georgetown University Board of Trustees

This is the final testament of Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach on university education. He spells out the so-called...

Read more May 10, 2007
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Characteristics of Our Education

Discourse before the First General Assembly of Jesuit Universities in the USA. It stresses the value of education as the formation of...

Read more June 7, 1989
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Consecrated Life as a Way to Inculturation

In May 1998, at the fifty-third Assembly of Religious Superiors General in Ariccia, Fr Peter-Hans Kolvenbach addressed the topic of...

Read more May 29, 1998
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Creative Fidelity in Mission

An inaugural discourse at the meeting of Major Superiors at Loyola (Spain), on 21 September 2000

Read more September 21, 2000
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Cura Personalis

A discourse delivered in Rome at the opening of the workshop on ‘Spiritual Accompaniment in the Ignatian Tradition’ (January 2007),...

Read more 2007
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Discreta Caritas

En 2006, le P. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach développa sa réflexion sur la « discreta caritas », un des thèmes !es plus importants de la...

Read more 2006
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Do not hide the hidden life of Christ

A lecture delivered in 1993 in Rome, during the Corse on Ignatian Spirituality, organized by the Secretariat for Ignatian Spirituality. It...

Read more 1993
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Exercises and Partnership

Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach’s text defines the personal dynamic in the Spiritual Exercises, which involves four “actors”: God, Ignatius, the...

Read more February 18, 2002
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Ignatian Pedagogy: A Practical Presentation

Ignatian Pedagogy: A Practical Presentation. A discourse promulgating the document drawn up by an international group of...

Read more April 29, 1994
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Images and Imagination in the Spiritual Exercises

A lecture delivered on 30 January 1986 in Rome, during the IX Course on Ignatian Spirituality, organized by the Secretariat for Ignatian...

Read more January 30, 1986
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In the Footsteps of Saint Ignatius

No Jesuit may dream or ambition to become Superior General of the Society of Jesus. Saint Ignatius was strict and very consistent on this...

Read more 2009
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Jesuit Life in the Spirit

In response to various letters on life in the Spirit in the Society, Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach wrote this letter to all the Jesuits in...

Read more March 26, 1989
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On Apostolic Discernment in Common

Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach produced this detailed document on apostolic discernment in common synthesizing the positive and the negative...

Read more November 5, 1986
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Our Responsibility for God's Creation

On 22 August 1998, Father General Peter-Hans Kolvenbach officially inaugurated Arrupe College (now Arrupe Jesuit University), The Jesuit...

Read more August 22, 1998
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Sentire cum Ecclesia

In this article, Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach demonstrates that the ‘rules on thinking with the Church’ are relevant to the life of the...

Read more March 22, 2004
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The Passion according to St. Ignatius

This text draws our attention to some typical traits of the Passion of our Lord according to St. Ignatius that engages the retreatant...

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The Problematic of the Male Lay Religious Today

In October 1985, at a plenary meeting of CRIS, Fr Peter-Hans Kolvenbach spoke about “The Problematic of the Male Lay Religious Today.” He...

Read more January 21, 1986
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The Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice

Discourse given in Santa Clara, California, to the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities of the United States. Fr Peter-Hans Kolvenbach...

Read more October 6, 2000